The National Chef of the Year 

Tuesday 2nd October 2018 

NCOTY Ban 728x90 logos 2018

Competition commences: 13:00 - 15:00
Awards ceremony: 16:45

The most respected and sought after culinary title, The National Chef of the Year is back for 2018, with the search on to find the chef who has the ability and flair to walk away with this prestigious crown.

The National Chef of the Year competition, running since 1972, is one of the UK's most respected and sought after culinary titles, awarding the crème de la crème in the chef community. It has helped to launch the careers of some of industry’s most celebrated chefs, many with Michelin stars. Past winners include Gordon Ramsey, Mark Sargeant, David Everitt-Matthias, Lou Jones, Bruce Sangster, Simon Hulstone and the most recent winner, Alyn Williams of Alyn Williams at the Westbury.

Winning this competition is all about the chefs’ individual performances on the day in front of a panel of respected judges. It is not based on their personality or past triumphs but on culinary skills and interpretation of the ingredients they demonstrate when the heat is on!. Past judging panels have included the likes of Phil Howard, Angela Hartnett, Henry Harris, Gary Jones, Tom Kerridge, Ben Tish, Vivek Singh, Bruce Poole, Angela Hartnett, Brett Graham, Sat Bains, Clare Smyth, Simon Hulstone, Monica Galetti amongst others.

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Job Title *

Company Name/Establishment *

David Neilson

Senior Chef de Partie

Number One at the Balmoral, Edinburgh

Derek Johnstone

Head Chef

Borthwick Castle, Midlothian

Martin Frickel

Senior Sous Chef

The Forestside, Grasmere

George Blogg

Head Chef

Gravetye Manor, East Grinstead

Kuba Winkowski

Head Chef

The Feathered Nest Inn, Chipping Norton

Nick Smith

Head Chef

Harbour& Jones / Ashurst, London

Glenn Evans

Head of Food

Las Iguanas, London

Stefan Sewell

Defence Chef Instructor

CSCAT, Winchester

Thomas Westerland

Head Chef

Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, Colerne

Liam Fauchard-Newman

Senior Sous Chef

Fenchurch Restaurant, London